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  • Gold And Silver Decimated Once More: Why It Happened And What To Do Now [View article]
    Please explain "pyramid-style" purchasing. Does this mean progressively larger amounts as price drops and decreasing amounts as price increases?
    Apr 17, 2013. 04:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Long Will The Rebound In Precious Metals Last? [View article]
    P&C - I live in NC, and we might just have the worst state government in the country. Governor McCrory has a rubber stamp House and Senate, and they are just getting started. It is scary to think how far backwards they will take us.
    Feb 27, 2013. 10:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Investing In Silver Makes More Sense Than Gold [View article]
    Planning to buy big when bottom at 26-27 is tested. I don't want to miss out on 33%+ by waiting on a breakout that I know will eventually happen.
    Feb 22, 2013. 07:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Silver: Do You Think It Is Breaking Out? [View article]
    Nice, I would like to talk to this architect. I imagine the acoustics would be stellar in a golden ratio home.

    I also believe that enough traders use Fib extensions now that their reliability as exact price pivots is artificially enhanced.
    Jan 21, 2013. 05:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sidestep Portfolio Meltdown As Global Warming Bubbles Burst [View article]
    Thanks for taking the time to share facts, sail.rick. Many Likes from me.
    Sep 18, 2012. 12:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sidestep Portfolio Meltdown As Global Warming Bubbles Burst [View article]
    Hey Sand, you should look up some of your old grad school buddies and professors and ask them what they think. If it's a Research 1 institution, I bet at least 9 out of 10 believe the current stance of the IPCC.

    It's one thing to be a trained scientist and another entirely to follow the advances in the field by reading the journals. It's sad when PhD physicists dismiss or question the integrity of the peer review process. Do you actually believe that the entire field of climate scientists would suspend their critical analysis of peer publications in order to push a warming agenda? Wow...
    Sep 10, 2012. 04:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Monday Market Musings [View article]
    Sometimes I think we need another Hoover. People still believe the top down approach will lead to economic growth. Romney would of course fail to generate any economic gains since he is a leveraged bailout guy. More jobs and capital go overseas, less taxes collected, less benefits are paid, fewer government employees - that doesn't exactly lead to a hiring boom. It's more rape and pillage financed on the easy buck, destruction of the domestic manufacturing base piece by piece, and death of domestic consumer demand. Romney would be good because we would finally have our bottom. Then maybe we could write down some debt, make the system more sustainable, and have a New New Deal for the American worker that could spark a new cycle of prosperity. If only...
    Sep 6, 2012. 03:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Alternative Energy: Stocks In Motion [View article]
    Thanks for some interesting names and tickers for more research.

    Authors on this site need thick skin. Be prepared for brutal criticism in the comments section if you decide to contribute more articles to SA. Best response is to ignore or laugh it off when folks get nasty. Major waste of time and energy otherwise. Trolls abound.

    Keep up the good work.
    Aug 8, 2012. 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bulls Will Win The Battle, Bears Will Win The War [View article]
    Appreciate this comment, macro. Ignore the soulless trolls who berate humanistic tendencies in others while ironically projecting their own shortcomings in ideology and conscience. Take a look at tranny's bio: "Maintain civility when using this site and unappreciative of those who don't." Hilarious.
    Aug 3, 2012. 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If There Was No Cash? [View article]
    Ah, the cry of the elite class warriors - "half don't pay". In 2009, 83% of those who paid no income tax had AGIs of $30k or less. And they still paid federal taxes - Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment...

    I think worrying about tax cheats would balance the budget a lot faster than squeezing the poor for their last few pennies. How many offshore accounts do you have wmarkw?
    Aug 3, 2012. 09:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford at an Inflection Point [View article]
    Sorry for not responding back when. I just followed up on these additional comments.

    For technical analysis, I focus mostly on upper/lower bound trendlines (support and resistance ranges), Fibonacci extension and retracement levels, and some basic Elliott wave analysis. After the weak rebound and further plunge below $10, I am expecting another dip to $8 or less.

    I still like F fundamentals and would be interested in buying shares if these declines continue. Only thing that makes me worry is deteriorating macro conditions - i.e. global recession.
    Jul 26, 2012. 02:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Germany, The U.S. And The Summer Surprise Of 2012 [View article]
    Does a Spanish debt restructuring and bailout (as per Greece) qualify as a "Lehman event"?
    Jul 23, 2012. 01:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Turnaround Candidate: Suntech Power [View article]
    Thanks SU, great article.
    Jul 22, 2012. 02:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which Way Wednesday: Beige Book Boogie [View article]
    You simply can't call yourself an informed scientist if you don't believe that global climate change is real. There is no credible science being done that refutes the consensus view, only oil-funded hack studies from well outside the peer-reviewed body of research.

    rod11 shared an excellent NASA link with a chart of CO2 over the last 650,000 years. If you don't believe the chart, or don't understand how it was generated, read up on it.

    From ice cores we get the Vostok data, showing a strong correlation between temperature and CO2 concentration.

    However compelling this correlation may be, it doesn't tell the whole story. Many have tried to debunk the claim that CO2 will cause warming currently by noting that the increases in CO2 lag the temperature increases, not the other way around. This only proves that historically, CO2 has not been the cause of the initial warming trend, which climate scientists understand and explain rather well. It turns out that changes in the earth's orbit and tilt cause gradual fluctuations in the amount of sunlight received near the poles, and when this resulted in extra sunlight, the resulting loss of sea ice and increases in greenhouse gases amplified the effect tremendously over a few centuries. It's a feedback mechanism, and the major changes in temperature throughout history could not be explained by just the minor fluctuations in sunlight received alone.

    On the cooling trends, dust played a major role. Large eruptions have blacked out the sun for years at a time, which sent the planet into abrupt 'nuclear winter' type scenarios. Once the dust cleared, the albedo of the earth was changed drastically, and a cooling feedback mechanism was created, where the more ice that was around, the more sunlight was reflected off the earth and back into space. Over time, plants gradually reabsorbed carbon from the atmosphere and reduced the greenhouse effect.

    It's a complicated interplay of incident sunlight, greenhouse gases, atmospheric dust, biomass, and surface reflectivity that determines what the mean temperature of the earth has been throughout history. But no one can really claim that increasing atmospheric CO2 far beyond the levels at even the warmest periods in known history will not cause a major effect on climate. If you do, you are either ignorant of the facts or outright lying.
    Jul 20, 2012. 09:01 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Stock ETFs With Super-Sized Dividend Yields [View article]
    Thanks for the list - wasn't aware that some of these had such high yields.

    [FYI, it's ix-nay ('nix' in pig latin)...]
    Jul 18, 2012. 03:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment